Officer In Training Program

How we are different.


Nicknamed the Commonsense model by our users.



There are numerous components that I like about the OIT Program. It is an excellent tool that has made our training program more efficient and allows our Officers to be more successful.

The web-based system is convenient, user-friendly, and easy to navigate.  Veteran FTOs are as proficient as the younger generation in its use.  It has made the job of training, reviewing, and documenting OITs much improved from the San Jose version of FTP.

The program can be customized to allow specific agency needs.  We were able to intertwine Euless PD's unique/tailored training style to work flawlessly with the OIT program.

Sgt. Montgomery # 375, Field Training Director

Comprehensive yet succinct documentation. 

  • We separate Training from Evaluation.
  • We document the training as it is provided and the OITs response to that training. 
  • This includes ALL activity by type. Mistakes made, Remedial Training Provided, and the OITs response.
  • Scores are not assigned until an Evaluation Phase. Two FTO's are used to make a Pass/Fail decision in 14-Performance Categories. Can they do the job or not? 
  • This keeps the FTOs in a TRAINING MINDSET during training vs. that of a Critiquer/Evaluator.
  • Removes the subjectivity of a numbering system while training. Why assign a grade before they're trained, and you're ready to turn them loose? 
  • Checks and Balance process built-in as well as Due Process. 

You're not scored from day one in school, so why do FTO programs do it? FTO's get wrapped around the axel evaluating and assigning a number versus training the OIT to do the job.

The job is to TRAIN and produce the best officer possible. Let's keep the FOCUS ON TRAINING, not numbers.

Officer In Training Model

  • 14 Performance Categories
    • Common Sense Combinations
  • Thorough yet Succinct Documentation
    • 3-pronged approach leading to
  • Bulletproof Liability Protection
    • ZERO court challenges in 20+ years


  • Tracks ALL aspects of training exposure
    • Calls for Service by type
      • # of Reports written
      • # of Arrests
    • Traffic
      • # of Citations/Summons
    • Scenarios Performed
    • Important Discussions
    • Categories where Training occurred
      • Sorted by those:
        • Needing Correction
        • Performed well
    • Field Training Manual Checklist
    • # of hours with FTO per day
    • # of hours OIT drove per day
  • Tracks OIT’s response to all Training:
    • Mistakes / Poor Decisions
    • Corrective Training
    • OIT’s response to correction

Training Focused

  • Daily Training & Response Documented
  • Performance Scored
    • Only during the Evaluation Phase
    • Must Pass each category twice
      • Pass     (can do the job)
      • Fail      (cannot do the job)
        • Removes argument about numbers (1-7), which are not clearly defined.

Our Software does all this from one page, completed during the day as it happens, leaving only signatures to capture at the end of shift.  

 EQUALS   Zero O.T.

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